C1885

Panoramic View of Queenscliff Battery.

Rare colonial engraving of Fort Queenscliff, Victoria. The fort dates from 1860 when a battery was constructed on Shortland’s Bluff to defend the entrance to Port Phillip. The Fort, which underwent major redevelopment in the late 1870s and 1880s, became … Read Full Description

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S/N: AS-VC-851021168C–398251
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Full Title:

Panoramic View of Queenscliff Battery.

Date:

C1885

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

497mm 
x 160mm
AUTHENTICITY
Panoramic View of Queenscliff Battery. - Antique View from 1885

Genuine antique
dated:

1885

Description:

Rare colonial engraving of Fort Queenscliff, Victoria.

The fort dates from 1860 when a battery was constructed on Shortland’s Bluff to defend the entrance to Port Phillip. The Fort, which underwent major redevelopment in the late 1870s and 1880s, became the headquarters for an extensive chain of forts around Port Phillip Heads. Its garrison included volunteer artillery, engineers, infantry and naval militia, and it was manned as a coastal defence installation continuously from 1883 to 1946. The other fortifications and armaments around the Heads were completed by 1891, and together made Port Phillip one of the most heavily defended harbours in the British Empire.

From the original edition of the Australasian Sketcher.

Collections:
State Library Victoria: Accession no: A/S21/10/85/168-169

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